A standing room only crowd is expected tonight, Monday, to hear Rabbi Nissen Mangel, a prominent holocaust survivor, recount his survival from Auschwitz. Rabbi Mangel will speak at an event organized by Chabad at Virginia Tech in honor of Professor Liviu Librescu – also a holocaust survivor – who was murdered 10 years ago when he barricaded the door of his classroom during America’s worst school shooting, enabling his 22 students to escape.
Marking Holocaust Remembrance Day today (Monday) in Israel and the Jewish world, Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, Rabbi of the Jewish community in Berlin and the Chabad Shliach in the German capital, has published a new siddur Tehillat Hashem with German translation.
In a feature titled From Park Slope to Pudong, Lubavitch.com author Dvora Lakein profiled six women serving as Chabad emissaries in disparate places around the world. The fourth of the series is an interview with Mrs. Sarah Hecht of Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Zack Silverman was just 10 years old when a Virginia Tech senior opened fire on campus on April 17, 2007, killing 32 people and wounding 17 others in what remains the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.
For the first time ever, thousands of teens participating in March of the Living will enjoy the complete CTeen experience beneath a large pavilion erected in Warsaw specifically for the occasion.
A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge has ordered that a 6,614-square-foot Chabad center built in a residential neighborhood in Towson, MD, must come down within the next year.
Spanning the vast country, from Moscow, Siberia, and to the Far East – over 500 Pubic Seders were attended by thousands upon thousands of Russian Jews. On Erev Pesach, Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his Passover greetings to Russian Jewry.
A Manchester Chabad Rabbi and members of his congregation walked barefoot on hot coals to raise money for a charity supporting the elderly, local media reported.
This year, in the framework of its annual efforts to provide for disadvantaged members of the Jewish community of Berlin, over 1,000 welfare-supported Jewish families received generous food baskets in honor of the upcoming holiday of Pesach.
A group of 115 orphaned boys celebrated their bar mitzvah together in Jerusalem on Thursday, marking the occasion at the Western Wall in an effort coordinated by Colel Chabad, a veteran social services organization in Israel.
Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal doesn’t get much sleep these days, but says it’s well worth it. The community rabbi and head of the Jewish outreach group Chabad in Berlin has been campaigning relentlessly to turn his dream of creating a Jewish campus in Germany into a reality.
Baltimore Shliach Rabbi Chesky Tenenbaum hosted for the first time ever a Pre-Passover service for members of the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard, at Warfield Air National Guard Base in Maryland.
Hundreds of Jewish children in Antwerp, Belgium, are enjoying a special “Pesach Experience,” brining the story of Yetzias Mitzraim and Pesach to life.
It’s been nearly three years now since the 100 or so students at MaimonidesJewish Day School and The Gan–Portland Jewish Preschool in Portland, Ore., walked through the doors of their school’s new building on an extended campus, constructed to minimize the facility’s carbon footprint and reflect the state’s environmental concerns.
Rabbi Dovid Tiechtel of Chabad at the University of Illinois joined his brother, Rabbi Yehuda Tiechtel, Director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Berlin, in leading 18 Jewish students on a week-long display of Jewish pride in Berlin.
In a new feature titled From Park Slope to Pudong, Lubavitch.com author Dvora Lakein profiled six women serving as Chabad emissaries in disparate places around the world. The third of the series is an interview with Mrs. Dvora Raichman of Manaus, Brazil.
An educational matzah experience attracts over 2,000 visitors a season—including the occasional senator.
Last Sunday, the Jewish community of Flagstaff, Arizona, gathered for the groundbreaking of Chabad of Flagstaff’s new home. Hosting a synagogue, social hall, gourmet kosher kitchen, student and youth lounge, library, classrooms, outdoor terraces and mikvah, the center will serve the needs of the growing local Jewish community.
Devorah Leah Andrusier remembers moving to Bal Harbour, Fla., as a teenager when her parents became Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries there. Back then, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, thousands of Jewish seniors, snowbirds and retirees had permanent and second homes in Miami Beach, but Jewish life was virtually nonexistent in the barrier island’s northern tip, which at the time restricted sales to Jews, among other ethnicities. She and her little brother were the youngest residents by 60 or 70 years.
In preparation for the upcoming Passover holiday, the Kashrut system under the Chief Rabbinate of Russia has been hard at work for the past few monthes. They have been working to offer a huge variety of products for the holiday without compromising the high level of kashrut and special standards set by the Chief Rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berl Lazar.
Another gem of the Jewish Chesed Center in Moscow: professional and dedicated nursing care for the elderly and lonely Jews, including many Holocaust survivors.
Two students from the University of Sydney and Western Washington University were awarded the Jewish Academic Innovation Award for their in-depth research papers that used modern, Western academia written in the age-old pilpul style to analyze contemporary matters in the context of Jewish tradition.